Two SCOTUS Justices Now Oppose Cameras

Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor said Monday that allowing cameras might lead to grandstanding that could fundamentally change the nature of the high court. The statements seem to dash even faint hopes that April’s historic arguments over gay marriage might be televised.

Sotomayor Drops Support Of Cameras

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who supported allowing cameras into the Supreme Court during her confirmation hearing in 2009, said on a radio talk show that now “I think the process could be more misleading than helpful. There’s no other public official who is required by the nature of their work to completely explain to the public the basis of their decision.”